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: News Briefing

: Prayer forth. Day

With the Rev Mary Stallard.


Unknown: Mary Stallard.

: Macbeth Rtmlxtd

1/5. Was Macbeth a murdering monster or a popular king who ruled a happy Scotland for 17 years? The real Macbeth comes to life here to shed some light on the truth. Producer Pennie Latin


Producer: Pennie Latin

: Open Country

Matt Baker meets Richard and Jason Clarke , two brothers who operate the last fishing boat working out of Great Yarmouth. They are fourth-generation fishermen, but fear the family tradition will not reach a fifth.
Producer Martin Poyntz-Roberts Rptd on Thursday atUOpm


Unknown: Matt Baker
Unknown: Jason Clarke
Producer: Martin Poyntz-Roberts Rptd

: Farming Today This Week

Presented by Charlotte Smith . Producer Fran Barnes


Presented By: Charlotte Smith
Producer: Fran Barnes

: Today

With John Humphrys and Edward Stourton.
7.20 Yesterday In Parliament Presented by Mark D'Arcy.
7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day Presented by Brian Draper.
8.51 Yesterday In Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Presented By: Mark D'Arcy.
Presented By: Brian Draper.

: Saturday Live

Author Louise Rennison joins guest presenter Muriel Gray. Producer Simon Clancy


Unknown: Louise Rennison
Presenter: Muriel Gray.
Producer: Simon Clancy

: Excess Baggage

John McCarthy explores the past, present and future Of transportation. Producer Harry Parker Baltic cruise offer: page 156


Unknown: John McCarthy
Producer: Harry Parker

: Please Look After This Bear

wat it was 50 years ago that Paddington
RT CHOICE Bear was found at Paddington Station.
To celebrate this birthday, 50
Paddington bears were hidden in train stations all over Britain for people to find and to take home. Children's author Michael Morpurgo talks to these "finders" to hear what Paddington Bear has meant to them. There are also interviews with Paddington s creator Michael Bond. Producer Susie Matthews Pick of the week: page 134


Talks: Michael Morpurgo
Unknown: Michael Bond.
Producer: Susie Matthews

: Week In Westminster

Peter Riddell offers a behind-the-scenes view Of Parliament. Editor Marie Jessel


Unknown: Peter Riddell
Editor: Marie Jessel

: From Our Own Correspondent

Dispatches from BBC foreign correspondents, With Kate Adie. Producer Tony Grant
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Unknown: Kate Adie.
Producer: Tony Grant

: Money Box

Paul Lewis presents the latest news from the world of personal finance.
Producer Lesley McAlpine Repeated tomorrow at 9pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis
Producer: Lesley McAlpine

: The News Quiz

8/8. Mark Steel , Phill Jupitus ,
Justin Edwards and Andy Hamilton help
Sandi Toksvig carve up the week's news into neat, bite-sized comic pieces. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Mark Steel
Unknown: Phill Jupitus
Unknown: Justin Edwards
Unknown: Andy Hamilton
Unknown: Sandi Toksvig

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the topical debate from Westcliff-on-Sea in Essex. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby

: Any Answers? .

Jonathan Dimbleby takes listeners calls and emails in response to Any Questions. Producer Lisa Jenkinson
PHONE: [number removed] (calls from landlines cost no more than 8p per minute) Lines open from 12.30pm email: [address removed]


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson

: The Saturday Play: Missing Dates

Author Simon Gray takes three characters from a previous play and sends them in entirely new directions. Brothers Michael ana
Jason vie with each other for the attention of Anita. But what is it that she wants?
Director Jane Morgan


Unknown: Simon Gray
Director: Jane Morgan
Jason: Toby Stephens
Michael: Jasper Brltton
Anita: Monica Dolan
Wendy: Faye Castalow
Dominic: Joseph Kloska

: Weekend Woman's Hour

Jane Garvey presents highlights of tne weekday Woman's Hour programmes. Editor Jill Burridge
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Unknown: Jane Garvey
Editor: Jill Burridge

: Saturday PM

Round-up of the day's news and sporting headlines, presented by Mishal Husain.


Presented By: Mishal Husain.

: The Bottom Line

6/10. BBC economics editor Evan Davis talks to entrepreneurs and company bosses about workplace issues and about what is going on in the world of business this week. Producer Neil Koenig


Talks: Evan Davis
Producer: Neil Koenig

: Loose Ends

Another eclectic mix of conversation, comedy and music, presented by Clive Anderson. Producer Cathie Mahoney


Presented By: Clive Anderson.
Producer: Cathie Mahoney

: Profile

9/16. Friends, family and colleagues provide an insight into the personality of one of the week's headline-makers.
Editor Maria Balinska Repeated tomorrow at 5.40pm


Editor: Maria Balinska

: Saturday Review

Tom Sutcliffe and his guests review the cultural highlights of the week. Producer Philippa Ritchie


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Producer: Philippa Ritchie

: The Archive Hour: The Larkin Tapes

Poet Paul Farley tells the story of one of the most significant literary finds of recent years. After languishing in a garage for more than 25 years, these recently unearthed tapes feature Philip Larkin reading his own poetry, with exclusive recordings of his earliest collection, The North Ship.
Radio choices: pages 134-135


Presenter: Paul Farley
Producer: Julian Wilkinson

: Classic Serial: Fortunes of War

5/6. The Pringles move to Egypt where the reality of war begins to put a strain on their marriage. By Olivia Manning , dramatised by Jonathan Holloway.
Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Olivia Manning
Dramatised By: Jonathan Holloway.
Old Harriet: Joanna Lumley
Harriet: Honeysuckle Weeks
Guy: Khalld Abdalla
Professor Pinkrose: Nigel Anthony
Dobson: Sam Dale
Clifford: John Dougall
Mona: Carolyn Pickles
Desmond: Peter Marlnktr
Angela: Alison Pettltt
Bill: Philip Jackson
Simon: Sam Pamphllon
Mortimer: Katy Cavanagh
Edwina: Joannah Tincey
: Jackman Btnonwukwe
Arnold/Young Arab: Lloyd Thomas
Aidan Sheridan/Cpt Hardy: Ben Crowe
Peter: Simon Treeves
MrBuschman/Young German: Altx Lanlptkun
Dr Shafik: Bijan Dantshmand

: The Moral Maze

7/11. Michael Buerk chairs a debate in which Clifford Longley , Michael Portillo , Melanie Phillips and Sarah Dunant cross-examine expert witnesses on the moral issues behind the week's news. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Clifford Longley
Unknown: Michael Portillo
Unknown: Melanie Phillips
Unknown: Sarah Dunant

: The Garden Quiz

8/11. Anna Ford chairs the horticultural contest to find the best amateur gardener in the country. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Anna Ford

: Terracotta Army

Canadian poet Gary Geddes introduces and explains his sequence of poems, each inspired by a figure in the Terracotta Army created in the third century BC. The poems are read by Tom Goodman-Hill and Tom Durham. Repeated from Sunday


Introduces: Gary Geddes
Read By: Tom Goodman-Hill
Read By: Tom Durham.

: Manchester Crime Wave

3/5. Snorting Charlie. Mike Harding reads his own story featuring the character of Tommy the Hat, founder member of the Villains Association for the Creation of Work for Policemen. Producer Janet Graves


Unknown: Mike Harding
Producer: Janet Graves

: News

: One Planet

: News

: BBC World Drama

To Make the People Smile Again. A drama documentary about an ordinary man, George
Wheeler, who fought in the International Brigade in the Spanish Civil War

: News

: The Ticket

: Politics UK

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

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This internal version of Genome, which includes all the magazine covers, images and articles as well as the programme listings from the Radio Times, is different to the version of BBC Genome that is available externally/to the public. It is only available inside the BBC network.

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